The Roof – creating living facades in the heart of Shanghai

A bold biophilic break from the mundane, infused with the characteristics of its traditional context. The Roof intricately weaves its surrounding culture into its unique design, creating a model for future city spaces where people and nature thrive and a unique city destination to see and be seen in.

In early 2018 CIFI appointed ASPECT Studios to the project team to deliver the landscape architectural and living facade design of this iconic landmark building by Jean Nouvel. Embracing the project’s vision started with an appreciation of the site’s context, culture, and community, a few blocks away from our Shanghai studio, a very familiar place.


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